Filiz Polat

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Filiz Polat (born July 11, 1978 in Bramsche ) is a German politician ( Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ). From 2004 to 2017 she was a member of the Lower Saxony state parliament . She has been a member of the German Bundestag since October 2017 .


Polat's mother is a co-founder of the Bramscher Greens, her Turkish father first worked as a surgeon at the hospital and then with his own practice in Bramsche.

Filiz Polat graduated from the Wilhelm-Hittorf-Gymnasium in Münster in 1997 . She then completed her studies in economics in Frankfurt am Main in 2002 with a thesis on the subject of Employment Effects of Technological Change: A Microeconometric Approach as a graduate economist. Also in 2002 she completed her intermediate diploma in political science . Polat worked as a research assistant at the Professorship for Statistics and Econometrics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main .

She lives in her hometown Bramsche in the district of Osnabrück .

Political commitment

In 1996 Polat co-founded the Green Youth Bramsche and joined the Greens in the same year . From 2005 to 2007 Polat was deputy state chairwoman of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen Lower Saxony. The party's federal executive appointed her to the Diversity Working Group in 2018 .

Polat was active in local politics from 1996 to 2001 as the youngest member of the local council Bramsche-Mitte.

From 2006 to 2016 she was a member of the city council of Bramsche and from 2011 to 2016 a member of the district council of the Osnabrück district.

Lower Saxony State Parliament

In the state elections on February 2, 2003 in Lower Saxony , she ran for the Greens in 15th place on the list. However, since the Greens only got 14 seats, they narrowly missed entry. When the parliamentary group leader of the Lower Saxony Greens, Rebecca Harms , moved into the European Parliament in 2004 , she became the youngest member of the state parliament on September 15, 2004 . In the two subsequent elections in 2008 and 2013 , Polat was re-elected to the state parliament. Since 2013 she has been deputy parliamentary group leader and spokesperson for migration and refugees, care, senior citizens and monument protection. Polat was also a member of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health, Family and Women and chaired the Commission on Migration and Participation.

German Bundestag

In the 2017 federal election , Polat was ranked third on the Lower Saxony state list of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and thus moved into the German Bundestag . For the parliamentary group of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen she is a member and chairwoman of the committee for home affairs and homeland as well as a deputy member of the committee for human rights and humanitarian aid. Polat is the spokesperson for migration and integration in her group.

She is a member of the Advisory Committee for Sinti and Roma , the Advisory Committee for the Low German Language Group and the Advisory Committee for the Frisian Ethnic Group. Polat is the deputy chairwoman of the German-Pacific parliamentary group and a member of the parliamentary group in Turkey. She is also involved in the parliamentary groups for cultural property , inland navigation and sea ​​rescue .


Filiz Polat is a member of the non-partisan European Union Germany , which advocates a federal Europe and the European unification process.

Web links

Commons : Filiz Polat  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Bramscherin Filiz Polat wants to go to Berlin Bramscher Nachrichten of August 16, 2017 for the Greens
  2. About me: Filiz Polat MdB. Retrieved February 13, 2020 .
  3. ^ Filiz Polat website of the Europa-Union Deutschland. Retrieved January 11, 2018.